CNA Staff, Oct 1, 2020 / 13:00 pm
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York called Judge Amy Coney Barrett the "best candidate" for the Supreme Court vacancy, and said she, like her potential predecessor, faces biases due to her sex, family, and faith.
Speaking on his Sirius XM show "Conversations with Cardinal Dolan" on The Catholic Channel September 29, Dolan praised Barrett, a mother of seven and a professor at Notre Dame Law School prior to her appointment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as someone "who takes her faith seriously." But, Dolan said, that was not why she was nominated to the Supreme Court.
"I think she is nominated because she is the best candidate around," said Dolan. "I hope so. And from what I hear, she is. So, let's hope for the best."
Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump on September 26 to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on September 18.